September 2007 - Posts
So I bought a new camera today. Sort of on a whim. I know, how irresponsible of me. Andy would be mortified at my lack of thorough research.
I'm fairly new in the world of SLR photography. I have a relatively inexpensive digital camera of the point and click variety, which has been very adequate up until now, and for my work-blog pics, I've been using the company camera (which sadly is way out of my price range). But I wanted something of my own, and something that would take more...interesting pictures than I had been taking up until now. Plus I just plain needed a hobby.
So, I got this one at Best Buy on my whim today at lunch. It just "felt" right, more so than the others I tried.
Of course I've been playing with it all evening....Steven is sick of saying "CHEEEESE!" Although I've asked him not to say that anymore, he still feels compelled whenever he sees the camera in front of my face. I've trained him too well.
Granted, I still have a lot of learning to do (and resizing this to something blog-manageable has left it less sharp than it was originally, I need to figure that out too), I can definitely say I have NEVER EVER taken an action shot that looks as clear as this one does:
Daily Photo: A visit from Tamara's new Papillon puppy, Duchess. Awwwwwwww!
Daily Photo: An outdated, yet ever practical, form of communication, just outside the fitness center.
Daily Photo: Too bad this doesn't come in full size.
“I need specs!!”
“Am I seeing flashes of light, or is there something wrong with me?”
“I’m a sans serif guy myself”
“It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!”
“Can we just put in the spec field: "It Sounds Pretty Dern Good’”
“Come to Candy Mountain, Chaaaaaaaaarlie!”
“What is California Medley?”
“That reminds me of the time my daughter turned off our refrigerator.”
“I just want to feel like I can get something done...”
“Can you take a picture of Sarah’s cookies?"
"I need SPECS!"
"The Office, Season Three, at lunchtime!'"
Daily Photo: Our engineering lab, and a couple of guys talking over my head.
Daily Photo: Head only, which always conjures up images of The Godfather, displayed prominently and creepily in engineering.
Daily Photo: Front Entrance
Somedays I wish I could be this little girl again. And then I recall Junior High.
Daily Photo: Sarah's "kids"
Steven's memory is something which never ceases to amaze me. The kid remembers everything. My mom took him to the park last spring and she pointed out a pile of dog-doo for him to walk around. Memorable? Maybe not to some. They went to the same park recently (as in two calendar seasons later) and he told her to watch out for the dog-doo-- pointing to virtually the same location.
That's just one example in a myriad of examples.
This steel trap memory of his entertains me daily when I wake him up in the morning. Whatever was on his mind the night before will be the first thing out of his mouth the next day. Me? I'm consistently blaming my forgetfulness on the fact that "I've slept since then." That will never work with Steven.
I can tell him the night before that I'm taking him to Grandpa's tomorrow, and magically when he awakens he says "I go to Gammpas!"
If I tell him we'll go to Chuckie Cheese's tomorrow for dinner before his head hits the pillow, he'll wake with "We go Chuck-Cheese late-ah!"
One evening he got into a bit of trouble for failing to listen when I told him to pick up his toys. He was banned from watching the Wiggles in his room before bedtime that night. He tried everything...yelling, crying, saying "sorry, mommy" with the pouty lip showing, and even resorting to "I love you mommy," but I stood firm. Naturally, when he awoke the next day, as he was running to the pottie he stopped dead in his tracks, turned to me and said excitedly "I'm ready to listen now, mommy." (Score point for mommy.)
I think I'm going to start planting seeds as I tuck Steven into bed. Things like, "Mommy is getting her hair cut at 3," or "Mommy's car keys are in the jeans she wore yesterday."
I think that would be really helpful.
Daily Photo: The Third Floor Executive Assistants
Daily Photo: Mark (shown here busily working on the new Klipsch Earphones) didn't want me to post this because he claimed he was having a bad hair day, so not only does that motivate me to post it, but I feel compelled to point out that he's having a bad hair day in all caps to boot.
I'm such a good friend.
Daily Photo: Part of my cube wall
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